Qatari envoy delivers aid to Gaza in cease-fire effort

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A Qatari envoy has delivered $25 million to the Gaza Strip to help shore up a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers. An ...

Sick Gaza child caught in Israeli permit regime dies alone

JERUSALEM (AP) — When Palestinian preschooler Aisha a-Lulu came out of brain surgery in a strange Jerusalem hospital room, she called out for her mother and father. She repeated the cry over and over,...

During Ramadan, late-night gyms boom in the Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — It's past midnight, but a dozen Palestinians are still running and sweating at a gym in the Gaza Strip. During Islam's holiest month of Ramadan, Techno-G...

For Gaza grooms, crippling debt overshadows marital bliss

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two years ago, Gaza resident Saleh Abu Serdanah took out a small loan in order to get married and start a family. These days, the 31-year-old construction worker is on the...

Despite setbacks, Hamas' grip on Gaza has never been tighter

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Over the weekend, Gaza's Hamas rulers marked a year of bloody, weekly protests that have failed to break the Israeli blockade. Rocket attacks brought a wave of Israeli air...

Hamas has developed a vast arsenal in blockaded Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Monday was one of the most powerful launched ever by Gaza militants, flying nearly 120 kilometers (70 miles) before it slammed into a...

Rare protests erupt against Hamas' 12-year rule over Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas is facing the biggest demonstrations yet against its 12-year rule of the Gaza Strip, with hundreds of Palestinians taking to the streets in recent days to protest th...

Gazans protest Hamas tax hikes for a second day

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hundreds of Palestinians have gathered in Gaza for a second day to protest against tax hikes by Hamas authorities that have made life even harder in the blockaded territor...

Opioid crisis engulfs blockaded Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — An opioid crisis has quietly spread in the Gaza Strip, trapping thousands in the hell of addiction and adding another layer of misery to the blockaded and impoverished coa...

Gaza cafe owner offers fish pedicures to improve business

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — When Mahmoud Othman tried to figure a way to save his cafe business in the beleaguered Gaza Strip, he was amazed by online videos of tourists in Turkey getting fish pedicu...

Palestinian president to dissolve parliament, Hamas irate

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has pledged to implement a court ruling and dissolve the parliament controlled by his rival Hamas movement, triggering warnings of chaos ...

After rescue, Gaza's only grand piano makes public comeback

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The only grand piano in the Gaza Strip was played in public for the first time in a decade, following a complicated international restoration effort to fix the instrument ...

In Gaza, tire shortage hits motorists but not protesters

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinians in Gaza have coped with shortages of just about everything in more than a decade of border closures — from chocolate to medicines to fuel and building supplie...

After deadly protests, rockets fly and Israel strikes Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli aircraft struck dozens of militant sites across the Gaza Strip early Saturday as militants fired some 30 rockets into Israel, in the heaviest exchange of fire betw...

Israeli fire kills 6 Palestinians at Gaza protest

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli forces shot dead six Palestinians Friday in one of the deadliest days in months of mass protests along the security fence separating Gaza and Israel, Gaza's Health...